High School Dental Scientists
For the second summer in a row, something amazing happened in the laboratories at the UCLA School of Dentistry — and it was not simply cutting-edge science.
It was meaningful scientific research projects conducted by African-American and Latino teenagers from Los Angeles-area high schools under the supervision of dental school faculty mentors — many of whom are dentists and PhDs with prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health. It's all part of a grant-funded program that seeks to address a national shortage of minority dentists.
Read the full story in a UCLA Magazine web exclusive, or click here for additional coverage by the L.A. Watts Times.